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    I have the audacity and right to hope that I will not be raped!

     Such might be the musings of an average girl child or an adolescent female in Jamaica who is now aware of the epidemic of sexual assaults, including rape, which girl children and adolescent females have experienced in recent times. She might continue: I have the audacity and the right...
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    World Citizenship: Key to sustainable development

    What makes for a good citizen? Is it one’s cultural connection or maybe one’s involvement in community work and empowerment?  To whom do we ascribe the coveted title of “good citizen”? For many it will be both a cultural awareness and community-based participation, as well as having specific political...
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    The Red Flag

    “Lisa, please come this way,” was the instruction they gave as the guards pulled a long red rope to barricade the perimeter. I was not allowed to cross. That was it. The final curtain call. I exited stage left as the bright lights heralded the new queen. That was...
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    The Phillips Presidency

    WILL HE BE BOLD ENOUGH TO AXE NON-PERFORMERS ? Peter David Phillips on the weekend fulfilled what is being widely reported as a ‘lifelong dream’ of becoming President of the 78 year old People’s National Party (PNP). He’s the fifth President of the oldest political party in the English...
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    Change Bigger Than Donald Trump

      On March 28 President Donald Trump passed an executive order rescinding several of his predecessor’s climate change policies and legislation. It was a move that had been somewhat anticipated in climate change circles since Trump’s campaign and victory. In the United Nations’ Climate Talks last November in Marakesh,...

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